The Blogger Recognition Award tag & supporting smaller bloggers!

The ever ever ever so lovely Laura Noakes tagged me in this Blogger Recognition Award tag which I really wanted to do. I also wanted to take this chance to help support smaller bloggers so please do check out all the bloggers I’ve tagged in this post. Anyway, here’s are the rules: 

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

2. Write a post to show your award.

3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.

4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created (I’ll probs just tag y’all on Twitter!)

How my blog started 

My blog started in March / April time 2013 and to be perfectly honest, it stated from boredom. I was suffering with crippling anxiety at the time and I had just quit my college course and work placement which I was doing to becoming a teaching assistant in a primary school after realising I just couldn’t hack it and kids annoyed me. I was at home with no job, no studying, not many friends and no passion for anything anymore. Apart from books. Books have been a huge part of my life ever since I was a kid. And growing up, I never lost that love. I found a book blog one day and thought what a wonderful idea it was so I set one up myself and voila! Here we are!

Advice for new bloggers 

1. Be your god damn self. Don’t follow the crowd or write about what everyone else is writing about just for the sake of trying to fit in. Individuality is so needed in blogging; use yours.

2. Never be afraid to ask for help. Even if it’s the silliest little question that you’re totally baffled by, just ask someone! Bloggers are friendly and mostly helpful people. You’ll always find someone that’s willing to help.

Here’s my bunch of bloggers which I tag to do this post. As I mentioned, I’m sticking to bloggers with under 500 blog followers to help support smaller bloggers and encourage you to follow them! 

  1. Shafia Begum Blogs
  2. Duffy Does Disney
  3. Chaz Book Worm
  4. Angel Whispers
  5. This Booky Place
  6. It’s Blogging Caro
  7. Holly Da Silva
  8. We Are All Critics
  9. Out of Tea Bags
  10. Reading Through Infinity
  11. Natalie Leanne
  12. El Frances
  13. Aoife’s Blog
  14. The Chronicles of Holly
  15. Reading to Recover
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32 thoughts on “The Blogger Recognition Award tag & supporting smaller bloggers!

    • It’s the perfect chance! I know these things are designed for smaller bloggers in mind but I appreciate the nominations and don’t want to ignore them (: and yep, it’s a great chance to showcase lots of others for people like you to follow! xxx

  1. Great post! One thing I sometimes find difficult as a new blogger is being myself because so many people seem to act a certain way, making feel like I need to play a part to fit in. I’m sure I’ll get more confident in time, thanks for tagging me! Xoxo

  2. Love this post!! Being a small-time blogger can be hard sometimes, but I love it, and I love seeing posts like this that put us in the spotlight!

  3. I think we started our blogs for similar sorts of reasons. I have anxiety too, amongst other stuff, and I find it a good form of self therapy. I love books too! I want to introduce more books into my blog but I find them really hard to write about, I don’t know why? It’s not like I don’t read enough of them! Any tips for the perfect book review? 🙂

  4. I love reading tags! Your reasons for starting blogging are really similar to mine too. I also agree it’s key to be your self x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌻🍂www.kayleighzaraa.com

  5. Thank you for the advice as I’m still getting going. I just received my first award – and I didn’t think the post would take so long to write! – but I know that once I work at being more consistent in my writing style and quality, where I struggle, the quality of my blog will improve. The power is in “community” and you show that in your writing. Thank you.

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